@inproceedings{5d24bd8e36a2478bbbc1a33a1ebba837,

title = "Structured Co-spans: An algebra of interaction protocols",

abstract = "We extend the theory of (co-)spans as a means of providing an algebraic approach to complex interactions as they arise in software-intensive systems. In order to make interconnections independent of the nature of components involved, interaction protocols are formalised not in terms of morphisms (i.e. part-of relationships) but a generalised notion of (co-)span in which the arms are structured morphisms - the head (the glue of the protocol) and the hands (the interfaces of the protocol) belong to different categories, the category of glues being coordinated over that of the interfaces. The proposed generalization sheds some additional light into adjunctions in bicategories, namely on the factorisation of left adjoint 2-sided enrichments.",

keywords = "Interaction Protocol, Algebraic Semantic, External Interface, Canonical Factorisation, Local Stock",

author = "Fiadeiro, {Jos{\'e} Luiz} and Vincent Schmitt",

year = "2007",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-540-73859-6_14",

language = "English",

isbn = "9783540738572",

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",

publisher = "Springer Verlag",

pages = "194--208",

editor = "T. Mossakowski and U. Montanari and M. Haveraaen",

booktitle = "Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science",

address = "Germany",

note = "2nd International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science, CALCO 2007 ; Conference date: 20-08-2007 Through 24-08-2007",

}